What is this NaNoWriMo thing?

In just a few more days, NaNoWriMo begins. Other than just being a jumble of letters that are difficult to type, what is it? The short answer is that it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an event that starts on November 1st and ends on November 30th. The goal is to write a 50,000-word document that is a very rough draft of a novel.

I will not be participating in this as (1) I do not have any desire to write a novel and (2) I do not have the time to devote to such an endeavor. For those who are, good luck and get typing.

NaNoWriMo saves me

I’ve had writing ambitions for almost my whole life.

When I was in 8th grade, I finally had the choice to pick an elective class that wasn’t band and I picked creative writing. I wanted to take anything that had writing in it that year. I was going through a lot at home and writing provided a good release, so I took every writing possible chance I got.


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.


It’s that time of the year, then, that normal everyday men and women get a hankering for the taste of ink and misery, thus choosing to step into the arena to tangle with the NaNoWriMo beast.

What is NaNoWriMo? 10 FAQs and resources to help you win

What is NaNoWriMo? Why take part? What are the rules? These are some of the questions answered below. Use the list of resources included to increase your productivity, overcome obstacles and stay motivated to win NaNoWriMo this year.


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